Accession Number:

AD0633050

Title:

ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PAIR POTENTIALS AND DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF METALLURGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-06

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

It is demonstrated that the relationship between pair potentials and distribution functions is experimentally ambiguous for dense fluids. Calculations in the Percus-Yevic approximation show that qualitatively different potentials can be chosen which predict pair distributions which are virtually indistinguishable, and vice-versa. In addition, if the nearest neighbor interaction is predominant, it appears that the assumption of symmetric interactions may not be valid in liquids such as mercury and tin. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE